Food & Drink

5 spots to hit before the Cubs' home opener

Published On 04/04/2014 Published On 04/04/2014
The Captain Morgan Club
Yak-Zies
Big Cheese Poutinerie
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1. Old Crow Smokehouse 3506 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (Lakeview)

Old Crow is slinging house-smoked meats, moonshine-infused libations, and homemade jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon (!!).

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2. Captain Morgan Club Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL 60613 (Wrigleyville)

If you're looking for a bar close to Wrigley Field, Captain Morgan Club is as close as it gets. Located at Wrigley Field, this bar/resto is one of the best spots in Wrigleyville for a drink or a bite before or after Cubs games, boasting more than 3,000sqft of indoor space and Wrigleyville’s largest patio.

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3. Yak-Zies 3710 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 (Wrigleyville)

Yak-Zies is all about wings, beer, and Cubs baseball. Head here before, during, or after Cubbies game days and sample one (or all) of their five wing flavors, variety of sandwiches, and other tasty menu options.

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4. The Big Cheese Poutinerie 3401 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (Wrigleyville)

This is the first American location of this popular Canadian chain, and it brings all the cheesy poutine goodness of the Northern locations, featuring more than a dozen different varieties on the menu.

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5. DMK Burger Bar 2954 N Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657 (Lakeview)

A collab between industry vets David Morton and Michael Kornick, DMK (get it?) is a 75-seat storefront neighborhood bar outfitted with reclaimed Wisconsin barn boards and exposed original brick that's turning out gourmet grass-fed beef burgers.

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